In the year 2015 there was a rise of correct, dynamic, charismatic Blackmen and Women in the National Black Community. A reservoir surfaced within the collective leadership of the “Black Lives Matter Movement.” If the time for the leadership of the future is not in our presence, we can expect some extremely powerful, non compromising leaders to emerge from the BLMM.
But for now, in a time honored tradition, the most dedicated, committed and talented individuals tend to distinguish themselves in times of need. Such a time is unquestionably now in Black America. And a identifiable nuclei of such leaders are busy within the National Black Community.
The best known, most relevant to the liberation necessities of Black people are in their forties and early fifties. They are both scholars and institution builders. None came to prominence out of a vacuum: But they have commanded and synthesized the Independent thoughts and practices that some feel was Black America’s “Greatest Generation.”
It is because of this dynamic thought and practice, in a growing nuclei of Leaders that cause us to estimate “PROSPECTS FOR FREEDOM IN THE YEAR” 2016 is pretty good!
The long awaited correct thinking nuclei of Black individuals are awakened to the thoughts, and are practicing the successful Ways of Ancestors as well as that of uncompromising, contemporary Black Elders: “Black people will not be empowered to reclaim our Freedom, Justice & Equality until we build Independent Black Institutions.” And “Do For Self!”
The practice is building the Institutions and not just teaching the knowledge about the need for them. The thoughts empowers them to attain degrees to Master Ways to be successful. As masters, their degree of Understanding gives them the equivalent degree of Wisdom to use the essence that is within the Knowledge.
Arguably, The last “Special Generation” in Black America was during the 1960’s. This generation also synthesized The Thoughts and practices of past generations. They effectively shook the foundation of the false notion, White Supremacy based nation called the United States of America.
The “Special Generation” did the job. They beat up on and opened doors of opportunity into “the system.” Today’s dynamic nuclei of charismatic leaders sprinted through the doors, avoided the mis-education traps; and got a handle on cutting edge technology. They acquired skill sets to build mechanisms to “Do For Self!”
Synthesizing leadership thoughts and practices is inter generational. In example, Black Scholars and Builders in the 1960’s synthesized the thoughts and practices of Marcus Garvey, Noble Drew Ali, A Philip Randolph, W. E. B. Debois, Paul Robertson, Carter G. Woodson, George G. M. James, George Padmore & many other known and unknown individuals of the era.
Today’s correct nuclei of Black leaders synthesized the thought and practice of Minister Malcolm X, Dr. Martin L. King Jr., Franz Fanon, Dr. Amos Wilson, Prof. John Henric Clarke, Stokley Carmichel (Kwame Ture), Fred Hampton, Mark Clark, Steve Cokely, Huey P. Newton, Bobby Seal, Herman Ferguson, Queen Mother Moore, Robert Brock, Dr. Imari A. Obadele, Attorney Chokwe Lumumba, Dr. ben Jochannan, Imari Baraka, Hoyt Fuller, Carlos A. Cooks, Robert Harris, Elombe Brath and many other known and unknown individuals of the era.
All nuclei Leaders of today are NOT consummate and dynamic in Black empowerment thoughts and practices but they all have a commonality that is unmistakable: They have not lived a day when The Message of The Honorable Elijah Muhammad wasn’t pervasive in the Black Communities in America. The spiritual doctrine of Mr. Muhammad is clear: The presence of God is among the people today and He is on the side of Black people and not that of our enemy oppressors.
The thought is there is divine presence that pervades Black America today. As such, we have a generation that was nurtured on the divine presence. The nurturing gives everyone the potential to exhibit divine power.
The divine Power has been awakened within them all. It is presently used on the positive pole by some. The same power is used on the negative pole by others.
The pole used depends on the degree of guidance and teaching the user (Black Youth) was successfully given in his or her formative years. Unfortunately the preponderance of Black youth does not have conscious Black guides and teachers in their formative years. But as Black history proves, every generation had enough Leaders, with the correct thought and practice to ensure the struggle for Freedom continued.
The ones with the correct thoughts and practices possess dynamism, even in the face of White Supremacy Oppression. This cannot be denied. These are the Black men and women who effectively use opportunities to succeed.
They are the conscious, dynamic Black scholars and builders of today. They studied and synthesized the liberation work of the 1960’s to become dynamic, eloquent, committed scholars and builders. They are empowering Black people today. However, their thought and practice is in the minority in the correct use of the hard fought legacy gains by the Ancestors.
For the most part, the mass majority use the power to become “captains” in white America. These are the corporate CEO’s, military generals, America’s national and international leaders. Indeed, one is the president of the United States of America.
One way I measure the worth of Humans is whether their work empowers Black people less than it is used to keep white people in power?
We are buoyed by the fact the nuclei of the users of the correct thoughts and practices are more plentiful than at any time in Black history. And the fact that the ones whose work today is worth more to maintain White Supremacy hegemony are now more subject to be awakened to the needs of Black people than at any other time in history.
In summary, let me say, I hope enough is given to see the contrast of two ways to identify use of the legacy power of the Special Generation and how it is being used today. Of course there is a third way the power is used.
The Third is by individuals who do not receive instruction in right guidance and teaching (rites of passage into Black Manhood or otherwise) in their formative years; today they are either dead, populate U. S. Prisons; or are functionaries in the White Supremacy based Oppression. They grow to become what America wants them to be – by default! For the most part, these are petty criminals and other PTSD diseased individuals who prey on and kill members of their own race.
NAMES OF SOME OF THE NUCLEI OF CORRECT PRACTITIONERS AND BUILDERS
I am sure some contemporary Black empowering Black Leaders will not be named, but we shall single out a few that I have a personal acquaintanceship with. The most prominent and best known is Dr. Umar Ifatunde. As per past generations, many who make mighty contributions may be known or unknown. Dr. Ifatunde is well known. He is good. He is Powerful and he is committed!
As per Scholars like Paul Robertson and Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture) before him, Dr. Umar Ifatunde (Johnson when we met); he is a charismatic great speaker who also aspires to one day build an independent Black Institution.
The others on my list are good looking, dynamic speakers but most have, also, already had involvement in Institution building. Without exception, they targeted and have positively impacted one of two, or both, great needs in the Race; education and economics. One way or another, whatever they may be doing, they are Founders of independent education of business institutions.
We will not take the space or time to describe who the following individuals are, or what they are doing. We shall give their names. You can link to their websites. We single out the names: Malik Zulu Shabazz, Opio Lumumba Sokoni, Dr. Principal Baruti Kafele, Principal Christy Robinson, Dr. Chike Akua, Dr. Lisa Peyton, Kaleem Caire, Dr. Karaam Ellis, Aba Mansima, Trevor Jaha, Moi Yoi Collier, Kamal Ptah, LaJoi Wilson-Moor, Darnell Smith, Ibn Khalifah, Omar Tyree, Max Biggavells, Greg Hills Delphonics, Amani Dawson, Terrence McKinley, John L. Spruce, and Dr. Latif Tarik, Julian Shabazz; Their dispositions and actual work cause me to declare again: Prospects For Freedom In The Year 2016 Are Pretty Good.
END PART ONE: In Part Two, we shall recount some of the reasons why, in addition to the pervasive nature of the presence of the divine “Message of Elijah.” Many of us are convinced that this grouping of committed, talented, unafraid, Right thinking and Right acting leaders, are in fact, the “Generation of Promise.” They were born in the time period when the Caucasian Rulers of America tried to stamp out any possibility such learned men and women would ever commit themselves to the empowerment and rise of Black people.
But I hope as we have recounted above, they failed; and the few named that I have had and continue to know, are just the tip of the reservoir of hundreds of thousands of others: Indeed, Black Prospects for Freedom in the year 2016 is pretty good.
“…They are the conscious, dynamic Black scholars and builders of today. They studied and synthesized the liberation work of the 1960’s to become dynamic, eloquent, committed scholars and builders. They are empowering Black people today. However, their thought and practice is in the minority in the correct use of the hard fought legacy gains by the Ancestors.